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Karen Humphrey (Scatteredmom)
Works at Chasing
Lives in Chilliwack, BC
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My best school lunch hacks - from a noon hour supervisor!
School start up is only a few days away here in BC and with that, many people are talking about school lunches. How do you do lunch? Do the kids pack their own? Do you throw it together in the morning, or pre-pack it the night before? I work as an educational assistant and noon hour supervisor, ...
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I'm heading out to a greenhouse this weekend for BC Veggie Day!
This weekend, greenhouses in the Fraser Valley are giving you a peek into how they produce the very vegetables we love at BC Veggie Day! Last year I visited some greenhouses in Abbotsford and it was fascinating to see just how all those sweet peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and tomatoes are grown ...
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I'm winding down over at Chasing Tomatoes as I dive back into teaching kids how to cook, but you can win some rice! It's good stuff too, believe it or not has gotten me through some pretty busy evenings.
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We went on vacation, just the two of us, via motorbike. Was that ever different!
It has been forever, it seems, since that carefree day way back in April 2006 when I wrote about how I longed to get rid of an old TV in our office and my husband had a tendency to hold on to things. Nine years, to be exact. Nine years isn't long really, but now it feels like a whole lifetime ...
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Today I was stopped in the hall by a co-worker.
"Oh my God, that smells AMAZING. You have to tell me what it is!"
I love pasta. Smothered in cheese, a good meat sauce, whether it's baked or tossed, with garlic bread or not, who doesn't? Well, if you're like some people I know who have celiac disease, pasta is just a giant plate of "oh my goodness that's going to make me so sick." ...
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I made Challah bread a few days ago, and then had to make it again because we ate the first two loaves. It's THAT good!
At Christmas time, I was gifted my grandmother's old recipe book-a ledger filled with newspaper and magazine clippings, some going as far back as the 1950s. It was fascinating to leaf through the pages, seeing what was popular at the time in my grandma's kitchen. Soon I'll get some photos and ...
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It's hot and I don't feel like cooking, but when you're hungry what's a girl to do? Try this salad-it's super yummy.
The weather has been scorching here, and the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. That's where this salad comes in-you simply open a few cans, chop some things, and pour the works into a bowl. It's really simple, and was so tasty we were shoveling spoonfuls into our mouths.
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Um. So, I wrote something.
*tap tap* Is this thing working? Oh, there you are. Hello, there. Remember me? It's been a very long time since I've written in the space. So long, in fact, that I'm surprised I even remembered the passwords to get in but here we are. I read a piece this morning about Mommy Bloggers, ...
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Want to win a great set of awesome containers that are perfect for school lunch? Pick up some tips, a tasty snack idea or two, and enter! #snapwarebts @WorldKitchenLLC
As a noon hour supervisor and educational assistant for the past 23 years, I have seen a lot of lunches. Big ones, little ones, fun ones, and everything in between. Often I get ideas for my own lunch from what I see kids bringing, and it's always interesting to see what the kids enjoy to eat.
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I was invited out to explore some greenhouses right here in the Fraser Valley and see how they get veggies from plant to your plate!
If you have ever picked up some BC grown cucumbers, tomatoes, or peppers for your salad, there's a good chance that you chose something grown in one of BC's 70 greenhouses. On Saturday May 23, I was invited to tour a few of those greenhouses for BC Veggie Day, where some of the farmers opened ...
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Roasty sweet tomatoes, fresh spinach, loads of parmesan, all tossed with Ancient Grain pasta? So good. You'll want to make this.
Of all the fruit and vegetables that we eat, I'd say that we go through tomatoes the most. John eats grape tomatoes like they are candy, popping a few in his mouth every time he passes a container. They go into salads, pasta sauces, thin slices go on pizzas, in sandwiches, you name it; ...
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All the best things are in THIS quiche. Bacon, caramelized shallots, asparagus and cheddar. YUM.
You always know it's spring when bright green asparagus begins making it's appearance at the market. Paired up with crispy fried shallots, salty crumbled bacon and sharp cheddar, turn this spring veg into a company worthy quiche! Whether you serve it as an addition to a brunch table or serve it ...
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Slightly scattered. Mostly fun.
Blogging as Scatteredmom since 2006. A coffee slinging, cookie baking, meal planning wonder who is constantly losing her car in parking lots.

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Once worked in a high school PE department where I had to RUN with gr 8-10s, 4 hours a day.
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We went here last year around the end of July and it became the joke of our vacation. First, the place looked like a bomb had hit it. Tables were covered in dishes and half eaten food. Secondly, our waitress was obviously overworked. She couldn't handle the amount of people in her section at all. We ordered toast and coffee, and somehow that was too much for them. The toast was cold and soggy, and took forever to come. It appears that they were severely understaffed. I would not go back unless I had to.
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